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DoD COOL Program

We are proud to support U.S. Military personnel by participating in the DoD COOL program. The Department of Defense (DoD) Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) program provides funding for military service members to earn a professional certification.

Building and leading resilient teams that can work together in a challenging environment is a core competency for military leaders. The Resilience-Building Leader Program series of leadership certifications are approved for members of the Army, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Eligibility and funding criteria are determined by each military service.

Military service members can earn their leadership certification no matter where they are stationed globally. Our certification exams are conducted online. Our Authorized Education Partners (AEPs) and Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) also offer instructor-led online exam prep training.

U.S. Army

The Army COOL and CA programs are available to enlisted Soldiers, Warrant Officers, and Officers serving in the Regular Army, Active Guard/Reserve (AGR), U.S, Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard (ARNG).

Check with Army COOL/CA to determine eligibility. Eligible Soldiers may receive up to $4,000 per fiscal year to cover exam prep training and certification exam costs.

Go to our Army page.


U.S. Air Force

AF COOL is available to enlisted AFSCs for RegAF, AFRES, ANG, and USSF. Reservists and Guardsmen on Title 10 or Title 32 (502f) orders will be authorized to use AF COOL funding.

Check with Air Force COOL to determine eligibility. Funding will not exceed a maximum of $4,500 per lifetime per Air and Space professional.

Go to our Air Force page.


U.S. Marine Corps

The Marine Corps’ Credentials Program Office has a limited amount of certification exam voucher funds that may be used by enlisted personnel towards specifically-identified certifications and licenses. These vouchers will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check with Marine Corps COOL to determine eligibility requirements for enlisted Marines (E4 to E9). 

Go to our Marine Corps page.


U.S. Coast Guard

Eligible enlisted service members may apply for two credentials per fiscal year. The Credentials Program Office administers the Credentialing Assistance (CA) program that will pay for eligible credentialing exams, recertification fees, and maintenance fees. Funding will be authorized on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Check with Coast Guard COOL to determine eligibility requirements for Enlisted Coast Guardsmen (E4 to E9). 

Go to our Coast Guard Page.